The freshly released IOS 9 from Apple has a new feature that costs iPhone users with limited data plans hundreds of dollars every single month.
Called “Wi-Fi Assist”, it will automatically switch, by default, to 4G if the Wi-Fi connection is not strong enough. This means that the phone will consume more data without your knowledge.
This feature was designed to make the users’ experience more consistent. As mentioned above, if the Wi-Fi connection isn’t strong or if it dropsout, Wi-Fi Assist will swich the phone’s connection from Wi-Fi to cellular data as a backup source. In theory this sounds really good, right?
Apple said that Wi-Fi Assist will prevent the excessive use of data, engaging only with foreground apps. However, transforming megabytes in gigabytes proves to be extremely easy and could happen at a blink of an eye.
If your cellular plan doesn’t include many gigabytes, then it’s best to turn off Wi-Fi Assist in order to be sure your monthly bills won’t be inflated by this feature.
How to turn it off? Easy.
1. Open your settings.
2. Choose “Cellular.”
3. Scroll down until you find “Wi-Fi Assist” and tap to turn it off.
Go spend those money you just saved!